Inspectorate Prosecution Outcomes

RSPCA Victoria Inspectors are authorised to investigate animal cruelty reports defined by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) 1986 as well as investigate illegal Domestic Animal Businesses (DABs) defined by the Domestic Animals Act (DAA) 1994. Below is a list of some of our recent prosecutions.

Date of case

Location                                       

Species involved  

Court

Case details

 
Charges

Sentence

 
12 Oct 2020
Dog (1) 
The accused and co-accused failed to provide veterinary care to an emaciated, recumbent dog, with the dog later dying as a result. 9(1)i 

The accused was ordered to pay costs of $722.14 and without conviction was placed on an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour for 12 months. The accused was also banned from owning or being the person in charge of any animal for four years. 

12 Oct 2020
Dog (1) 
The accused and co-accused failed to provide veterinary care to an emaciated, recumbent dog, with the dog later dying as a result.
9(1)i


The accused was ordered to pay costs of $722.14 and without conviction was placed on an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour for 12 months. The accused was also banned from owning or being the person in charge of any animal for four years.

16 Oct 2020 
Dog (1)BallaratThe accused was the owner and person in charge of a dog who was found in a sick, emaciated condition. The dog was surrendered. 
9(1)f
9(1)i

The accused was convicted and fined $500, ordered to pay costs of $1,382.40 and was also disqualified from being a person in charge of a dog for a period of five years.

 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused